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Subject: eh not sure


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holtsledge
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Date Posted: 12:00:36 06/11/17 Sun
In reply to: Tod Howard Hawks 's message, "Darien and Greenwich" on 00:14:29 06/11/17 Sun

A bit whiny tad, Andover is an elite prep school that 99.9 % of the people in this world including me had or have little or no chance of attending. Small class sizes are just one advantage. I went to catholic HS and we had over 30 in every class. I bet you didn't have over 15. If it was so bad why didn't you ask your parents to send you somewhere else.

No doubt there are a lot of douche bags populating lower Fairfield county perhaps I am one of them. I doubt it since I spent most all of my working career in the small mining towns of W PA and WV living out there for almost 10 yr.

I have lived here for almost 35 yrs, my daughter has MSW & MPH and works for a non profit. My son used to work for hedge fund in Greenwich and now is a trader in ATL. I think despite the distractions I raised my kids to be outstanding citizens, one is a lefty the other wants to make America great again so they cancel each other out LOL

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Tod Howard Hawks
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Date Posted: 16:01:28 06/11/17 Sun

An observer: Thank you for your thoughtful response to my post. On balance, I think your commentary was accurate.

Holtsledge: You asked, why didn't I go somewhere else. In short, I was at Andover because that's where my Dad wanted me to be; and at that time in my life, I didn't have the guts to defy him. It took me quite a while to become my own man; Columbia was the first step.

Moreover, your kids grew up to be "outstanding citizens." My bet is that the reason that happened is because they had a good father.

Tod Howard Hawks CC 66

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holtsledge
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Date Posted: 14:42:40 06/15/17 Thu

has much more to do with their mother than me

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holtsledge
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Date Posted: 15:35:01 06/15/17 Thu

my daughter has volunteered at this camp for 8 yrs. They just had their big fundraiser at Chelsea Piers couple of weeks ago. Next year I will drag you along, bc it is a very worthy cause
https://elm-project.org/

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[> [> [> [> Subject: What You Can Learn At a Cocktail Party


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 12:47:29 06/16/17 Fri

I went to a cocktail party Wednesday night and chatted with a father whose eight-year old daughter attends lacrosse camps with mine. I said that, at their age, the girls don't have the hand-eye coordination to really "play" lacrosse, they just chase the ball around the field.

Without batting an eye, the other father said, "I don't care if they can pass or catch, I want her to learn early on that life is all about competition."

I thought back to this thread and said, "Yup, that's why these towns are like these towns, great lacrosse, DBs and all."

I don't know where the other father went to college but, no surprise, I know it wasn't Columbia because he played lax in college.

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holtsledge
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Date Posted: 15:44:02 06/17/17 Sat

we need to have lunch, I promise I won't blow your cover or stalk you :). I appreciate your perspective on this area and would like to talk more. I would invite you to play golf at WFGC but I am on the DL with really sore bicep tendon that hopefully is just a strain and not partial tear. It happened on a shot out of the deep rough hit it well but stopped playing two holes later

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